Encyclopedia Astronautica
V-2 Battery 444


V-2 battery 444 was assigned to the northern group of V-2 mobile launchers and began operations on 31 August 1944, with the first successful launch on 2 September 1944. V-2 Gruppe Nord launchers were distributed along the English Channel, in a restricted zone north and south of The Hague, which included Hoek den Holland, Den Haag, and Wassenaar, all used for launches against London. On 28 January 1945 Battery 444 moved to Burgsteinfurt in the southern group of V-2 launchers, and continued operations with launches against Antwerp and Lille.

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also

V-2 Battery 444 Chronology


1944 September 2 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 deploys to Euskirchen, with orders to attack Paris. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 September 6 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • First attempted V-2 combat launch from St. Vith - . Nation: Germany. St. Vith, 18 km southeast of Malmedy (Belgium), misfire. The rocket came up to full power, lifted a few feet and then set back down on firing table, still vertical, when the engine cut off. The intended target was Paris. Battery 444 also suffered its first combat losses this same day when the unit was attacked by partisans.

1944 September 6 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Second attempted V-2 combat launch from St. Vith - . Nation: Germany. Summary: St. Vith, 18 km southeast of Malmedy (Belgium), misfire. Rocket came up to full power, lifted a few feet and then set back down on firing table, still vertical, when engine cut off. The intended target for was Paris..

1944 September 7 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 moves to a point near Houffalize, Belgium. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 September 8 - . 08:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • First successful V-2 combat launch - from Houffalize to Paris - . Nation: Germany. Summary: near Houffalize, Belgium, rocket fired, (impact unknown), target Paris, indications are that the rocket exploded at high altitude..

1944 September 8 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Houffalize to Paris - . Nation: Germany. Summary: near Houffalize, Belgium, rocket fired, impacted in "Charentonneau" ŕ Maisons-Alfort in south-east of Paris, France. Six people were killed and 36 injured..

1944 September 10 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 leaves Houffalize, moves to Walcheren. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 September 15 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 arrives at Walcheren - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht. Summary: Battery 444 arrives at Walcheren to start operations against London..

1944 September 16 - . 07:32 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren to Southgate - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, impacted Southgate..

1944 September 16 - . 08:25 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren to Wembley - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, impacted Wembley..

1944 September 17 - . 06:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, (impact unknown.).

1944 September 17 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, exploded above the sea..

1944 September 17 - . 19:52 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren to Lewisham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, impacted Brockley, Lewisham..

1944 September 18 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Walcheren - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Walcheren, Serooskerke, Vrederust, rocket fired, (impact unknown)..

1944 September 19 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • Allied operation 'Market Garden' forces the Battery 444 to leave Walcheren and move to the north to Rijs. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 September 25 - . 18:05 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Hoxne - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, Rocket fired impacted at Hoxne (Suffolk) in a farm field, a stubble field at Castle Farm, Heckfield Green, in the Hartismere RD (Rural District), 12 houses close had minor damage. (RC).

1944 September 26 - . 17:25 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Ranworth - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, Rocket hit near Ranworth, 15 km North-East of Norwich, in farmland, the crater caused was 7.5 meters deep..

1944 September 26 - . 20:10 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, (impact unknown), probably crashed in the sea..

1944 September 27 - . 11:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Norwich - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, Rocket fired impacted in a forest at Botany Bay Farm, Horsford, about 8 km north of Norwich..

1944 September 27 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, (impact unknown), probably impacted in the sea..

1944 September 27 - . 16:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Kirby Bedon - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, Rocket fired and impacted close to the City Sewage Works at the village of Kirby Bedon. Two people had minor injuries..

1944 September 27 - . 18:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Beighton - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, Rocket fired and impacted at a pastureland at Beighton, no casualties or damage..

1944 September 28 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Horsey - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, impacted North Sea near Horsey, England..

1944 September 28 - . 15:05 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserlaene, rocket fired, impacted in the North Sea..

1944 September 29 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted North Sea..

1944 September 29 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Hemsby Beach - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted near Hemsby Beach, England, damaging 68 houses and causing a crater of 12 meters in diameter..

1944 September 29 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Horstead Causing - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted at Horstead Causing minor injuries to two people..

1944 September 29 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Thorpe St Andrew - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted at Thorpe St. Andrew causing damage to 27 houses..

1944 September 30 - . 13:10 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Tunstall - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted in southern England in swamp at Tunstall..

1944 September 30 - . 15:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, crashed on pad and exploded destroying "the little peace temple" and trees surrounding it, digging a crater 13 meters wide – 6 meters deep. German troop casualties..

1944 September 30 - . 20:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Mirnserleane, rocket fired, impacted at sea or air burst..

1944 October 1 - . 18:50 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Bedingham - . Nation: Germany. Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted farm at Bedingham, close to the Sycamore farm, wounding 4 persons. Farm had major damage, crater 9 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep. Sycamore Farm is 2 km East of USAAF Hardwick, a B-24 Bomber airfield during the war, the missile fell close to the base hospital.

1944 October 3 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Beeston St Lawrence - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted in a forest near the village of Beeston St. Lawrence..

1944 October 3 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted in North Sea..

1944 October 3 - . 13:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Lowestoft - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted a pasture near farm at Lowestoft, three persons serious injuries, and major damage to farm. Five people had minor injuries..

1944 October 3 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Great Witchingham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted near Great Witchingham with no damage. Crater 15 meters wide and six meters deep..

1944 October 3 - . 19:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Norwich - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted in Norwich, much damage. The missile broke up over the Mile Cross housing-estate, Norwich, the war-head hit the Royal Norwich Golf Club, Hellesdon. 400 houses were damaged, and one person died..

1944 October 3 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Denton - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted in Denton, the impact was about 10 minutes later (longer than normal) creating much damage..

1944 October 4 - . 11:20 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Great Yarmouth - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted shoreline called California, 8 km North of Great Yarmouth..

1944 October 4 - . 12:36 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Rockland St Mary - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted near school at Rockland St. Mary, minor injuries and one serious..

1944 October 4 - . 15:43 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Crostwick - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at Crostwick, very close to the air base at Rackheath. It landed in area known locally as Mud Corner, it is was only about a quarter of a mile away from the Base Bomb Dump..

1944 October 4 - . 16:35 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Spixworth - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at Spixworth no damage. This rocket fell apart before impact scattered over a large area. The entire engine, parts of the radio, etc., recovered and sent to research institute for Air Travel at Farnborough..

1944 October 5 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, (Time Unknown), (impact unknown), this rocket possibly canted horizontal at lift off and crashed near Mirnser cliff at IJsselmeer (IJssel Lake) according to local newspaper accounts..

1944 October 5 - . 09:59 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Taverham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at a forest near Taverham..

1944 October 5 - . 12:37 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Great Yarmouth - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted near Great Yarmouth in the sea..

1944 October 5 - . 14:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Surlingham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at Surlingham. Ten wounded and 36 houses damaged..

1944 October 6 - . 10:20 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Shotesham All Saints - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at swamp near Shotesham All Saints, 43 buildings damaged..

1944 October 9 - . 10:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Cantley - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, impacted at Cantley, two cows died..

1944 October 9 - . 10:42 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Brooke - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, impacted at Brooke..

1944 October 9 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to East Anglia - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, fell in sea south of Orfordness..

1944 October 10 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to East Anglia - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, (Time Unknown, impact unknown.).

1944 October 10 - . 15:56 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to East Anglia - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, A-4 rocket fired toward East Anglia, exploded 1200 meters high above the harbor of Harwich..

1944 October 10 - . 17:50 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Woods End - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, impacted at Woods End, minor injuries to two persons.

1944 October 11 - . 08:05 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Haddiscoe - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, impacted at Haddiscoe..

1944 October 11 - . 10:49 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Rockland St Mary - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired toward East Anglia, impacted at field near Rockland St. Mary..

1944 October 11 - . 14:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Playford - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted at Playford..

1944 October 11 - . 18:07 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, A-4 rocket crashed near launch site between Rijs and Bakhuizen, killing 2 cows..

1944 October 12 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Ingworth - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impacted near Ingworth, minor damage..

1944 October 13 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 13 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 13 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 13 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 13 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 14 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 14 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 14 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 14 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 15 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 15 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 15 - . 11:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 15 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 16 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 16 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 16 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 16 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Antwerp - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact possibly at dock nr 201 in the harbour..

1944 October 17 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 17 - . 09:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Borgerhout - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact possibly in the Bouwhandelstraat in Borgerhout; 25 houses demaged and no victims..

1944 October 17 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 18 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown.

1944 October 18 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 19 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Borgerhout - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact at the Fonteinstraat and Engelschelei at Borgerhout; 2 people were killed, 8 were injured, 2 houses destroyed and 34 demaged..

1944 October 19 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 19 - . 17:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, A-4 rocket crashed near launching site..

1944 October 20 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 20 - . 11:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Rijsterbos, Middenleane, rocket fired, impact unknown..

1944 October 21 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Batteries 1./444, 2./444 and 3./444 move from Rijs to The Hague. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 October 21 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Rijsterbos to Antwerp - . Nation: Germany. Summary: The third platoon of Battery 444 started firing against Antwerp from Rijs. Then quickly moved to the Hague on the 22nd..

1944 October 22 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague - . Nation: Germany. During the previous three weeks in the Hague / Wassenaar, usually one or two rockets were launched on a day. But now with the Battery 444 troops from Gaasterland, no less then 6 rockets were launched per day. The new launch site was the Rijswijkse Bos, several meters away from a monument which remembers to the peace was made in 1697.

1944 October 22 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Antwerp - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery unknown. At Deurne, Antwerp, A-4 rocket crashed into Herenthalse Baan - Boterlaer Baan, the first V-bombs that crashed in the area Deurne. 10 houses destroyed, 13 people were killed and 70 were injured..

1944 October 24 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: There were 6 rockets fired from sites at Wassenaar and Rijswijk. On Oct. 26, a new launch record was achieved by Battery 444 - a total of nine (9) rockets were fired this day from Wassenaar and Rijswijk, of which three within 25 minutes..

1944 October 27 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Battery 444 or Batt. 485, Wassenaar, Beukenhorst, A-4 rocket fired rises about 90-meters, then falls back onto launch site killing 12 German soldiers, damaging launch vehicles and equipment. This was the worst firing site accident that the Germans had during the the Hague/Wassenaar launch period. The Beukenhorst was cleared.

1944 October 31 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Batteries 485 and 444 launched 83 V-2's in October, of which 5 were known failures. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1944 October 31 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • October V-2 results. - . Nation: Germany. Summary: In October, in total the Sonderkommando’s Battery 485 and Battery 444 launched 83 rockets of which 5 failed..

1944 November 25 - . 12:21 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Site 73 to London - . Nation: Germany. Summary: (Site 73), rocket fired, impacted crowded Woolworth's store in Deptford, London. 160 killed, 108 injured..

1944 November 26 - . 17:49 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Folkes Farm - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery unknown, the Hague, A-4 impacted 500 yards south-southwest of Folkes Farm; 2 casualties, crater 32 feet diameter, 7 feet deep..

1944 December 16 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch to Egmond - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, (location unknown), rockets fired, impacted between Egmond and Bergen aan Zee, presumable in the dune area West of "Pollen.".

1944 December 20 - . 12:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Brentwood - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted Brentwood..

1944 December 20 - . 14:10 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Berkhamstead Hill - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted Berkhamstead Hill..

1944 December 20 - . 16:55 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Cuffley - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted Cuffley..

1944 December 20 - . 19:20 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted the sea..

1944 December 20 - . 20:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Nevendon - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, Nevendon..

1944 December 20 - . 20:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, (impact unknown.).

1944 December 21 - . 09:40 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted sea..

1944 December 21 - . 10:45 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Firstead - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted Firstead..

1944 December 26 - . 21:10 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Nazeing - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, impacted Nazeing..

1944 December 26 - . 21:25 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Islington - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Islington..

1944 December 26 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Pitsea - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Pitsea..

1944 December 29 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Southminster - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Southminster..

1944 December 29 - . 08:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, (impact unknown.).

1944 December 29 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Mundon - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted near Mundon..

1944 December 29 - . 09:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Burnham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted NE of Burnham..

1944 December 29 - . 09:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, (impact unknown.).

1944 December 29 - . 19:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Tillingham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Tillingham..

1944 December 29 - . 19:50 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Brentwood - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted E of Brentwood..

1944 December 29 - . 20:05 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Barking - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Barking..

1944 December 29 - . 21:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Croydon - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted Croydon..

1944 December 29 - . 21:30 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Wickford - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted E of Wickford..

1944 December 30 - . 02:15 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, (impact unknown.).

1944 December 30 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to West Ham - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, the Hague, rocket fired, impacted W Ham, Prince Regent Lane..

1944 December 31 - . 23:55 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar to Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, rose to 2500 meters and exploded, showering the inhabitants of Van Voorrschotenlaan, Waalsdorperweg with debris..

1945 January 1 - . 17:17 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • V-2 combat launch from the Hague to Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Jan. 01, (17.17 hours) - Battery 444 or Batt. 485, the Hague or Wassenaar, Ockenburgh, rocket fired, several meters above the launch table the rocket turned 160 degrees. Blasting low over two cemeteries it came down in the houses in the Indigostraat, at the corner of Kamperfoeliestraat, at a distance of 3600 meters from the launch site. 38 people lost their lives. The doctors and nurses, who were very quick to the crash, were not allowed to enter the area until after the Germans had collected the remains of the rocket.

1945 January 25 - . 08:17 GMT - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Wassenaar - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Battery 444 or Battery 485, Wassenaar, Duindigt, rocket fired, a rocket, came down the Archipelwijk, corner Riouxstraat – Bonistraat. Five houses totally destroyed, forty houses vacated. Ten people lost their lives, 20 heavy and 21 minor injuries..

1945 January 28 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 Battery 444 leaves the Hague and sets up operations at Burgsteinfurt. - . Nation: Germany. Agency: Wehrmacht.

1945 March 1 - . Launch Site: V-2 Battery 444. LV Family: V-2. Launch Vehicle: V-2.
  • V-2 combat launch from Armsen - . Nation: Germany. Summary: Part of the unit Battery 444 fired two new test series A-4/V-2s in the first days of March at a place called Armsen (southeast of Verden an der Aller) in the direction of the North Sea, northern Germany..

Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use